EB Hacks- DIY Sock Bandage

EB Hacks- DIY Sock Bandage

Hey, Guys, it’s Emily here from MiaThrives!

I am in Germany for my cousin’s wedding and have run out of bandages. I didn’t pack enough Meplex Bandages, I brought the amount I typically use at home but forgot to take into account often having more wounds and blisters while on the road!

You can watch the full video here or down below.

Here is an easy Hack for an elbow or knee bandage you can make anywhere in the world,

All you need is to go to a pharmacy or store and get a sock. Or even better if you have packed an extra pair you don’t mind cutting up. You can get creative and match the colour or pattern to your outfit. It is the most ideal if that sock is 100% cotton so it is breathable and your wound does not overheat.

After cutting the sock from right above the heal, I then start to apply the cream to the area. I personally have had great success with Fucidin cream. It has a mild anti-biotics and helps blisters and wounds heal quickly. I then apply gauze that sticks to the cream and makes it easier to slide the sock bandage over.

And there you have it! A bandage with nothing sticky touching your skin.

We would love to hear from you if this is something you’ve tried and it works for you! Also, feel free to let us know if you have any other EB Hacks!

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